Yes Quartz or Chalcedony as it should be referred to, can be Natural
or Dyed blue in color. The color is generally a very light to
medium powder blue.
If in doubt about the dealer you are working with you should look
As for how to present your Blue Chalcedony to your customers, unless
you are sure you are selling a natural color gem, you should present
it to the customer with the knowledge that this type of Gemstone is
known to be dyed.
Some Gemstones are known to be sold only as Natural Color, while
some are known to always be treated, and then there are those
Gemstones that sometimes are and sometimes are not treated.
I realize that dealers that are selling low value items may not see
the need for education but I highly recommend anyone that is dealing
in Gemstones, should become a Gemologist. You are either dealing in
a product because you love it and believe in it or you are just in
it to make money. If you love what you are doing than the thirst for
knowledge should never end.
There are many schools and good books on the subject of Minerals and
Gemstones. Learn as much as you can, not only for the pleasure of
it but also to protect yourself from a possible lawsuit.
I took my courses through the Gemological Institute of America (
G.I.A.) and I highly recommend them as the place to learn about this
wonderful business we are in
Assist others in searching for the right school. we welcome your
education experience with the GIA.
Write an Anonymous Review